Scenic USA - Delaware
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Fenwick Island Lighthouse
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Spending 50 dollars on a ten acre parcel of land brought the federal government closer to construction of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse in 1856. Increasing shipwrecks just off the coast pushed the lighthouse board into action. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the 87 foot brick tower and light-keepers house in 1859. The unusual design called for two conical towers, one inside the other, with a cast iron spiral staircase rising through the watch room and gallery, up to the lantern room.
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